The Best Episodes of Sliders

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019

In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an increase in power and an early departure leave all three, plus a washed-up soul singer named Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, lost in a parallel world. Now they must "slide" from world to world, not only adapting to their changing surroundings, but also trying to get back to their world. Will they ever make it home? Over the years, Sliders has become one of the most praised sci-fi shows of the 90's. The show has gained a cult following that rivals such longer running shows as Stargate SG-1 and even the Star Trek franchise. For years people have been asking for it to return to FOX with the original cast, or at least a major movie made. To this date, there are no plans for a new series or film.

The Exodus (2)

#1 - The Exodus (2)

Season 3 - Episode 17

Quinn and Maggie return to her world with Earth Prime's coordinates stored in Jensen's timer. As Wade makes the final list for those who can slide to safety, Arturo races to modify the new timer to slide more people. Unfortunately for them, an unexpected danger lurks the base and one Slider will not make it to the next world.

star 7.98
99 votes
Directors: Jefery Levy
Writers: Josef Anderson, Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
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Gillian of the Spirits

#2 - Gillian of the Spirits

Season 2 - Episode 3

A lightning bolt strikes the vortex during a slide, damaging the timer and trapping Quinn on the astral plane. Now the Sliders are stranded on a world with 1950s technology and Quinn can not be seen by the others. He tries to get the help from the only one who can see or hear him, a girl that has a history of hearing voices.

star 7.97
124 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
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Luck of the Draw

#3 - Luck of the Draw

Season 1 - Episode 10

When the Sliders land on a seemingly ideal world, Wade wins the lottery. But Quinn discovers that the lottery is population control and the winners are killed.

star 7.96
114 votes
Directors: Les Landau
Writers: Jon Povill
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Pilot (2)

#4 - Pilot (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

After barely escaping the last world, the Sliders think they are home. But to their horror, Quinn and Arturo learn they are not and have instead arrived on a world where the Soviet Union rules America. Rembrandt has been arrested for trying to use American money and the only way to save him is for the others to help a group of revolutionaries rescue their imprisoned leader.

star 7.96
112 votes
Writers: Tracy Torme
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Double Cross

#5 - Double Cross

Season 3 - Episode 2

On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little to friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.

star 7.96
106 votes
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
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The Exodus (1)

#6 - The Exodus (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16

Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.

star 7.95
93 votes
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
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Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

#7 - Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

Season 2 - Episode 8

The Sliders have come to the most unexpected world of all... home. While Rembrandt and Wade use their sliding adventures to kickstart their careers, Arturo steals the timer and claims sliding as his invention. However, Quinn remains convinced they are not home.

star 7.91
116 votes
Directors: Adam Nimoy
Writers: Nan Hagan
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My Brother's Keeper

#8 - My Brother's Keeper

Season 4 - Episode 19

The Sliders arrive on a world where clones are harvested for spare body parts. Quinn's double is blinded in a lab accident and when Quinn tries to help, he is mistaken for a clone. Meanwhile, the others inadvertently rescue the clone, which Colin tries to teach the importance of family and sacrifice.

star 7.88
70 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Doug Molitor
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#9 - Revelations

Season 4 - Episode 22

With nearly a month until their next slide, the Sliders find themselves extremely bored on a dull world. While the others get jobs, Rembrandt dives into a sci-fi book that bears more than a resemblance to their lives. When the Sliders track down the author, they learn he came from Quinn and Colin's home world.

star 7.87
75 votes
Writers: Bill Dial
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The Guardian

#10 - The Guardian

Season 3 - Episode 4

The Sliders arrive on a world just like their own, only time is moving at a rate of twelve years slower than normal. There, Quinn encounters his young double and tries to change an upcoming event in his life, despite the other Sliders' warnings.

star 7.87
101 votes
Directors: Adam Nimoy
Writers: Tracy Tormé
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Season's Greedings

#11 - Season's Greedings

Season 3 - Episode 12

On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.

star 7.86
86 votes
Writers: Eleah Horwitz
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#12 - Invasion

Season 2 - Episode 12

The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.

star 7.83
108 votes
Writers: Tracy Torme
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Murder Most Foul

#13 - Murder Most Foul

Season 3 - Episode 13

On an over-worked world with an uptight population, Arturo is thought to be a fracture and is sent to a fantasy camp for a form of relaxation. When the others find him, they see he has been brainwashed into thinking he is a great detective on the trail of a Jack the Ripper-like murderer.

star 7.81
74 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: David E. Peckinpah
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The Return of Maggie Beckett

#14 - The Return of Maggie Beckett

Season 5 - Episode 9

The Sliders arrive on a world where Maggie's double was a heroic astronaut and loved by the public. When she is mistaken for her double, the public gets excited. After being kidnapped by the mysterious Leader, Maggie is taken by the government where she must confront her father.

star 7.81
53 votes
Directors: Peter Ellis
Writers: Chris Black
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The Weaker Sex

#15 - The Weaker Sex

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Sliders arrive on a world where roles are reversed with women holding the positions of power. Arturo becomes a candidate for the mayoral race in San Francisco, trying to bring about a "men's rights" movement.

star 7.81
117 votes
Directors: Vern Gillum
Writers: Nicole Yorkin, Dawn Presrwich
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Last Days

#16 - Last Days

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Sliders arrive on a world that will be destroyed by an asteroid before they are due to slide. Arturo works with Bennish to develop an atom bomb to destroy the asteroid and Rembrandt gets caught up in an end of the world celebration, while Quinn and Wade confront their feelings for one another.

star 7.79
165 votes
Directors: Michael Keusch
Writers: Dan Lane
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Pilot (1)

#17 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

While working in his basement, Quinn Mallory opens the gateway to parallel worlds. For a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Welles and his teacher, Professor Arturo, along. Upon opening the vortex, Quinn uses too much power, which causes the vortex to suck them in along with Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, who happened to be driving by Quinn's house. The four arrive on a world that experienced an ecological disaster and will have to survive until the timer hits zero.

star 7.78
258 votes
Writers: Tracy Torme
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The Alternateville Horror

#18 - The Alternateville Horror

Season 4 - Episode 8

Acid rain forces the Sliders to stay in the Chandler Hotel. Colin claims to have seen a ghost and the timer is mysteriously stolen.

star 7.76
79 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Chris Black
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Eye of the Storm

#19 - Eye of the Storm

Season 5 - Episode 17

The Sliders confront Dr. Geiger again, in a collapsing dimension full of innocent victims.

star 7.72
60 votes
Writers: Chris Black
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Love Gods

#20 - Love Gods

Season 2 - Episode 2

On a world where a biological weapon wiped out most of the male population, Quinn, Rembrandt and Arturo become objects of desire and are imprisoned by the government to be breeders. As they try to escape and regroup with Wade, they find there are others out to capture them.

star 7.69
115 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
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#21 - Dinoslide

Season 3 - Episode 23

The Sliders' chase for Rickman takes them back to the world they helped colonize, the New World. Only they find that the colonists are being hunted by a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex.

star 7.69
71 votes
Writers: David E. Peckinpah
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Mother and Child

#22 - Mother and Child

Season 4 - Episode 14

The Sliders discover a woman escaping from a Kromagg breeder camp and take her to her Earth, where an anti-Kromagg virus proves deadly for her half-Kromagg son.

star 7.68
72 votes
Directors: Helaine Head
Writers: Richard Manning
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Rules of the Game

#23 - Rules of the Game

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Sliders become involuntarily apart of a human war game where the only winners are the ones that stay alive.

star 7.68
90 votes
Directors: Oscar L. Costo
Writers: Josef Anderson
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Lipschitz Live!

#24 - Lipschitz Live!

Season 4 - Episode 13

The vortex splits the Sliders up and they only have two hours before the slide. Quinn tries to contact the others by appearing on the world's most popular show: Lipschitz Live. Meanwhile, Colin is mistaken for his double and betrothed to a woman as part of a business deal.

star 7.67
73 votes
Writers: Keith Damron
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Net Worth

#25 - Net Worth

Season 4 - Episode 15

A sliding mishap separates the Sliders into two groups on a world divided by the computer-savvy and ruthless scavengers. To reunite, they'll have to battle the scavengers and unite a young couple who fell in love on the internet.

star 7.67
63 votes
Directors: Paul Lynch
Writers: Steven Stoliar
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